Architectural style

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Architectural style is a way of classifying architecture largely by morphological characteristics - in terms of form, techniques, materials, etc. However, this is not a holistic way of understanding architectural works because of the emphasis on the details of style. It overlaps with, and emerges from the study of the evolution and history of architecture, but it is slightly different in its emphasis. While in architectural history, the study of Gothic architecture, for instance, would include all aspects of the cultural context that went into the design and construction of these structures.

Architectural style is a way of classifying architecture that gives emphasis to characteristic features of design, leading to a terminology such as Gothic "style". This could then be applied to buildings produced during periods outside the historic period of Gothic architecture. Thus, one could build a Gothic style church even today, irrespective of the historic period from which the style emerged.

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he:סגנונות באדריכלות pl:Styl architektoniczny ru:Архитектурный стиль vi:Trường phái kiến trúc

Architectural style

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